[ntp:questions] Does NTP cause an abrupt/sudden change in an orphan's system time?

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Thu Aug 9 06:43:13 UTC 2012

Steve Kostecke wrote:
> On 2012-08-08, David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid> wrote:
>> Steve Kostecke wrote:
>>> What will happen when ntpd is started has been discussed elsewhere in
>>> this thread.
>> If you want to clear a very large error by a pure slew, the best way
>> is not to start ntpd until you have cleared the error, but, instead,
>> to use whatever utility your OS uses to access the system calls that
>> ntpd uses, and set a high slew rate, which you only clear when you are
>> approaching zero offset.
> Why are you telling me this? And what does it have to do with the OP's
> question?

I probably quoted the wrong bit of your article, but I'm telling 
everyone on the newsgroup/mailing list and I'm telling them because 
there seems to be discussion of avoiding steps for time errors that can 
take days to months to clear at <500ppm.

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